The 10 Things to See & Do On The Las Vegas Strip

Paris Las Vegas © JúliaVieira/Flickr
Paris Las Vegas © JúliaVieira/Flickr
Photo of Sarah Lantz
9 February 2017

Las Vegas can feel huge and overwhelming, but there’s actually way more to do than to head to the casinos. Read ahead for our picks for the best things to see & do on the Las Vegas Strip.

Neon Boneyard | © Kory Westerhold/Flickr

Wander through the “Neon Boneyard”

The outdoor exhibition space at the Neon Museum, you’ll rethink all preconceptions and negativity you might’ve had towards neon signs and advertising. Here, these dying signs become modern art, juxtaposed against the open blue Nevada sky. It’s a two- acre museum with campus, with over 200 signs. You can also take a guided tour to see the signs at ground level or close up.

Price: Mid-range

Hours: Every day 9:30 am-8 pm

Watch out for: Guided tours

Address & phone number: 770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV USA +1 702-387-6366

Tour the Bellagio Art Gallery

Now featuring an exhibit on Picasso, the Bellagio Art Gallery always manages to find interesting and world-famous art to exhibit in their gallery. They also feature a variety of other famous art in their permanent collection, including Monet, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol.

Price: Mid-range

Hours: Every day 10 am-8 pm

Watch out for: New Picasso exhibit

Address & phone number: Bellagio Hotel and Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV USA +1 702-693-7871

Ride the Slotzilla

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Fremont Street | ©Ray Bouknight\Flickr
Fremont Street | © Ray Bouknight / Flickr
A zipline that starts on the world’s tallest slot machine (12 stories high), the Slotzilla is a thrilling experience not to be missed that’s just off the Las Vegas Strip, right at the beginning of Fremont Street. Be whisked down the famous Las Vegas pedestrian mall Fremont Street Experience, past casinos and through the light canopy. Choose between the 77 foot-high Zipline that flies half-way down the five blocks of Fremont Street or go the full Fremont Street on the 10 story high Zoomline.

Price: Mid-range

Hours: Every day 1 pm-1 am

Watch out for: The Zoomline that takes you the whole way down the Fremont Street Experience

Shop around the Grand Canal Shoppes

Las Vegas, often deemed a theme park for adults, offers many themed hotels and areas just off the Strip. Perhaps one of the hidden jewels is the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. Ride in a gondola through the canals or walk along the cobblestone pathways that make you feel like you’re really in Venice. From shopping to people watching, it’s a visit worth making while rolling through Vegas.

Price: Budget

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-12 am

Watch out for: Rides in a gondola

Address & phone number: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV USA +1 702-414-4500

Watch the Bellagio Fountains

Many would argue no trip to Las Vegas is complete without seeing the Bellagio Fountains, and we would agree. Watch this water show as the fountains dance to a variety of hit songs from Broadway tunes to pop to rock ‘n roll. The music starts in the afternoon and runs late into the night.

Price: Budget

Watch out for: Holiday music shuffled in during the early winter

Address & phone number: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV USA +1 702-693-7111

Sip a cocktail at the Chandelier Lounge

Bar, American, $$$
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Chandelier Bar
The Chandelier Bar is comprised of three distinct levels | © Anthony Mair for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
A three-story bar nestled inside one of the largest chandeliers on the planet like a Russian matryoshka doll, The Chandelier Lounge is probably the most memorable watering hole in Las Vegas. While the first floor bustles with the energy of a classic casino bar, the second floor is dedicated to the craft of the cocktails, making each glass a true hand-made work of art. On the third floor you can soak in the splendor of the place, with a large lounge from which you can glimpse into the world of The Chandelier below.

Price: Fine-dining

Hours: Open 24 hours

Watch out for: Hand-crafted and exquisite cocktails

Play in the Downtown Container Park

Historical Landmark, Park, Shop
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A relatively new development in downtown Las Vegas, the Container Park is a family-friendly place, as well as a boutique shopping hub. An outdoor shopping experience with an interactive play exhibit called Treehouse for kids, adults can shop, enjoy free concerts, and relax. Every weekend spring, summer, and fall you can catch free live music concerts, as well as movie nights.

Price: Budget

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-1 pm, Sun 11 am-8 pm

Watch out for: Boutiques

Dine in Paris Las Vegas

Casino Hotel, Business Hotel, Hotel
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Paris Las Vegas | © Simeon87 / WikiCommons
From the casual dining experience Mon Ami Gabi located right across the street from the Bellagio fountains to the upscale restaurants like Gordon Ramsey Steak, there’s no better place to satisfy your palate than in Paris Las Vegas. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, located halfway up the half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, offers a variety of acclaimed French style cuisine. You’ll also find delicious street food from crepes at La Creperie to pastries and good coffee at Café Belle Madeline. Dine in style with the right romantic ambiance and feel like you’ve left sin city for the city of love.

Price: Mid-range to fine-dining

Hours: 8 am-2 am

Watch out for: The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, located inside the Eiffel Tower

Walk through the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

A festive display of all sorts of flora, the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens changes with each season and is not to be missed. Maintained by a team of 120 skilled horticulturalists and designers, each season they transform the Bellagio’s 14,000 square foot conservatory into a beautiful botanic paradise.

Price: Budget

Hours: Open 24 hours

Watch out for: Chinese New Year decorations for the Conservatory

Address & phone number: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV USA +1 702-693-7111

Ride the High Roller

The world’s tallest observation wheel, The High Roller is the best place in Las Vegas to go to view the city from the sky. It’s a thirty minute ride around the wheel and offers spectacular views for your vacation photo. Each spherical glass cabin allows for plenty of space to stand up as well as two long benches to sit down on and enjoy the view.

Price: Mid-range

Hours: Every day 11:30 am-2 am

Watch out for: Great place to take a picture

Address & phone number: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV USA +1 866-328-1888

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